Homeless shelters have been inundated with people seeking accommodation during the cold snap.
On Saturday night the Peter McVerry Trust had 121 beds allocated in their extreme cold weather facility.
— Peter McVerry Trust (@PMVTrust) March 4, 2018
The Housing First Street Intake team observed 14 people sleeping rough in Dublin City Centre last night, three of whom took up the offer of emergency accommodation.
In Kildare, four people sleeping rough in Newbridge accepted an offer of emergency accommodation.
The charity said it had now 29 people in Kildare with extreme cold weather provision since Monday.
This afternoon, the Dublin City Council Crisis Management Team said homeless emergency beds were “at near capacity last night.”
It said council staff were continuing to engage rough sleepers as the snows melt around the city.
It's a freezing cold night as the country starts to recover from the beast from the east. The #ICHH mobile outreach unit is currently being stocked and will be out on the streets of Dublin shortly. Please give us a call on 085-8389281 if you see someone sleeping out tonight. pic.twitter.com/pFv2MwUBqJ
— ICHHDUBLIN (@ICHHDUBLIN) March 3, 2018